After reading the coverage earlier of the Vogue editor who stood behind the tried and true (and trite) "We're just trying to sell a fantasy!" defense as to why their "aspirational" covers use only very thin, white women, I started to really flesh out why the "fantasy" defense bothers me so very, very much. Callie did a great job of doing a logical takedown of why this line of thinking is so wrong on a cultural level in perpetrating our beauty standards, but there's always been something about that very word "fantasy" that offended me on a more personal level.
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